We Can't Send \”Them\” Home
We need to send the illegal immigrants
– email from \”ms\”
The above is representative of the emails I'm receiving on the
illegal immigration issue. So, let's address it.
We can't send 11 million illegal immigrants home. We won't and
|The American flag flown upside down is a statement of distress. But our flag should never be flown below any other nation's flag on this soil, on that ALL Americans agree.
flag photo: Michelle Malkin
Mull that over for a minute while you read what Teddy had to say.
\”In the first place we should insist
that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates
himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else,
for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed,
or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the man's becoming in
very fact an American, and nothing but an American…There can be no divided
allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also,
isn't an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag,
and this excludes the red flag, which symbolizes all wars against liberty and
civilization, just as much as it excludes any foreign flag of a nation to which
we are hostile…We have room for but one language here, and that is the English
language…and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to
the American people.\” – former President Theodore Roosevelt
Okay, now that you've accepted that WE CAN'T SEND \”THEM\”
HOME… Oh, you're still not convinced? Okay, how are we going to do it? How
do we round \”them\” up? Never mind that it will cost billions of dollars
and not get the job done. Because even after we've sent \”THEM\” home,
we will still have an illegal immigration issue, with a busted border, not to
mention mass chaos. Besides, it just won't work. \”They\” will simply
So, 11 million illegal immigrants are staying. Get used to it.
I don't do policy, so let's just call it a common sense suggestion. After all, we offered common sense on the Dubai port deal, so
why can't we offer up common sense on the illegal immigration conflagration?
Because the illegal immigrant situation is a lot like the Dubai port deal, in
that it cuts across party lines. Republicans are scared to death of it, so they're following the Democrats, but we're not getting it just right either.
I believe a path towards citizenship is critically important for
all the illegal immigrants in this country. But it has to come slowly, while
people working to earn citizenship go to the end of the line behind others who
have been waiting longer for the privilege to be American citizens. There must
be fines implemented.
But there is one thing that must happen first. We simply must
secure the borders and it won't happen with 2,000 more border agents. It won't
happen by turning the southern U.S. into a Germanesque landscape of fencing.
There needs to be a massive Operation Tighten the Border Project,
which starts with hiring at least 10,000 agents, who are trained and fully equipped
to handle the crisis we now face. That's the very first thing we must do. These
agents must be able to recognize forged documents and know what to do when they
see them and have full access to the technology to register and track those captured. Along with this comes detention facilities. It's just reality.
Then there is something no politician in Washington will talk
about: employers. What are we going to do about them? Without fining them for
following the rules, we're just spitting into the wind. Now, will someone put that into legislation, please? We're waiting.